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Talk Back: Much-Delayed Season Six Premiere of "Project Runway" on Lifetime

Two words: halter diaper.

It seems like it's been years since we last caught a glimpse of the catwalk on the sartorial competition series Project Runway.

After what seems like a delay of several years (no, it wasn't quite that long) and a protracted legal battle between studio The Weinstein Company, Bravo, and the series' new network Lifetime, Season Six of Project Runway kicked off last night amid a three and a half hour block of Runway-related programming.

Now that the season has begun, I'm wondering how many of you tuned in last night and what you thought of of the new Project Runway, which returned with our beloved Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, and Nina Garcia, but new executive producers and a new production company.

Did you feel the opener ("Welcome to Los Angeles!") had the same energy and sparkle of previous seasons? Did you dig the series' move from New York to Los Angeles? Did it feel fresh and new or tired and lackluster? Did the delay seem even more apparent when the contestants walked on the red carpet for last year's Emmy Awards? Did any of the contestants stand to you as possible contenders?

And, most importantly, will you tune in again next week?

Talk back here.


Anonymous said…
I switched off when that one designer started crying and wanted to quit in 1st week. Lame!
Annie said…
Didn't notice any big difference IMHO. Sad it's not in NYC anymore but you can't tell it's not as it takes place indoors so far. I'm watching next week for sure!
Asta said…
It felt very much like the same show, thankfully, just on a different network. The only (small) surprises were that one of the designers had a meltdown in the premiere and of the bottom two designers, who deservedly were the bottom two, they sent home the kooky designer rather than the designer who was creating a dress for the red carpet at Queen Victoria's coronation.
Hadley said…
I think there was so much anticipation leading up to this season (with the legal complications and not knowing when it was going to air, etc.) that, in the end, it just felt kind of like a let down.
Ally said…
To me it looked basically the same, except for some lighting things Still love it. Don't feel it's any different.

Was totally bummed they sent Ari home. She was a very interesting player and I would have loved to have seen what she would have done in the future. I think they made the wrong choice, as far as the show. She's a better contestant than the dude. More of a trainwreck factor.
Anonymous said…
Did any one stick around for Models of the Runway after? Thought it was worse than ANTM and that's hard to do!
par3182 said…
The secret ingredient is Mood.

The Emmy red carpet not only emphasised how long ago this was taped, but gave me a horrible flashback to Heidi and the other reality hosts stinkin' up that particular Emmycast

At first glance, these designers seem more talented than last season's (Leanne and Korto excluded, obviously)

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